Author: Scott

Episode 42 | Anne Libera

Founder of the Comedy Studies program at Columbia College and comedy professor Anne Libera talks comedy history, comedy theory, and why it all matters.

Episode 41 | Michael Gerber

Michael Gerber talks about his hard-won career in comedy writing for TV, writing parody novels, and finally editing and publishing The American Bystander magazine.

Episode 40 | Margaret Cho

Veteran stand-up comic, writer and actress Margaret Cho talks about getting started in the 80s comedy boom, her TV show, and her thoughts on writing and performing stand-up.

Stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman

Stand-up comic, TV writer and actress Jen Kirkman talks about her comedy, social media, pitching TV shows, and how to weather the ups and downs of the business.

Episode38 | Matt Braunger

Scott talks with veteran stand-up comedian and comic actor Matt Braunger about getting started, making it in stand-up, and making it in acting.

Episode 37 | Liana Spiro

Scott talks with Harvard Lampoon President about the nation’s oldest college humor magazine’s humor, pranks, and castle, and how to lead a band of misfit comedy writers.

Episode 35 | Ryan Creamer

Scott asks Ryan Creamer how he became the hot new thing in comedy by doing hilariously wholesome videos on Pornhub.

Episode 34 | Merrill Markoe

Scott chats with multi-Emmy-winning comedy writer and performer Merrill Markoe about breaking into TV writing, her years working with David Letterman as he was coming up, and her audiobook (co-written with Megan Koester), “The Indignities of Being a Woman.”